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BankWork$, an eight-week job training program geared to train low-income individuals to excel at high-paying banking jobs, has recently established a footing in Phoenix. Bankwork$ and the Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE) organizations have joined with banking partners to develop a career-track pipeline for women and men in the banking industry. The Phoenix market is one of the newer programs, nationally BankWork$ has been successfully placing graduates in banking careers for 10 years.

“There have been 42 students in the Arizona program so far,” said Ranko Fukuda, national partner liaison for Bankwork$. “Our partner banks have the first opportunity to hire graduates. We have helped place many of the graduates with other banks and other businesses seeking similarly-skilled workers.”

Read more: Banking on workforce: New training program starting to fill worker pipeline for banks (Phoenix Business Journal)